Videos tagged with Dean's Office

  • Join our distinguished panel of experts for a discussion celebrating the 100th anniversary of The American Law Institute. ALI's mission is to clarify, modernize, and improve the law via scholarly publications and projects. Featuring: David F. Levi (Dean Emeritus, Duke Law) ALI President, Andrew Gold (Professor, Brooklyn Law; Duke JD'98) co-editor of The American Law Institute: A Centennial History, Deborah A. DeMott (Professor, Duke Law) Reporter, Restatement (Third) of Agency, Brandon L. Garrett (Professor, Duke Law) Associate Reporter, Principles of the Law, Policing.

  • In the past year, movements to address deep racial inequities embedded in the criminal system gained greater prominence and popular support. At the forefront of these movements are leaders in North Carolina fighting the cash bail system that incarcerates people based on poverty, the racially disparate disenfranchisement of individuals for unpaid fines and fees, and the dangerous conditions facing largely black and brown people in local jails.

  • The Duke Law community came together to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Remarks were delivered from those who knew Justice Ginsburg personally or studied, taught, or engaged with her life's work.

    We have also set up a KudoBoard to allow members of the Duke community to share the ways in which Justice Ginsburg has influenced or inspired them (

    Sponsored by The Women's Law Students Association, the Program in Public Law, and the Dean's Office.

  • At the heart of both Abolish ICE and Defund the Police is a conversation about who is incarcerated and criminalized. The movements share the belief that regardless of the badge, bad law enforcement practices and policies affect the safety and well-being of people across the United States.

  • Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law, hosts a conversation with Duke Law faculty members on the current state of policing throughout the United States, with an emphasis on how policies and biases impact communities of color. Panelists discuss the history of policing in the United States; address how political movements have been used to demand reform and how the current moment compares to earlier protests; the role of the law and the legal profession in maintaining the status quo; and how the law can be used to enact reforms.

  • Professor Curtis A. Bradley's discusses his recent book, The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law, a groundbreaking text in this relatively new field of study. Professor and contributing author Laurence R. Helfer provides introductory remarks.

    Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • Michael Dreeben '81, former U.S. Deputy Solicitor General, discusses his life in the law with Dean Kerry Abrams. From 1988 through 2019, Michael served in the Office of Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice, first as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and then as a Deputy Solicitor General. As Deputy Solicitor General from 1994 to 2019, he supervised the criminal docket for the United States in the U.S. Supreme Court and argued 105 cases before the Court. In June 2017, Michael was detailed to Office of Special Counsel Robert S.

  • Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, two members of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, tell their stories to a Duke Law audience. They are the subjects of the Netflix series "When They See Us," which focuses on the conviction and later exoneration of Mr. Salaam, Mr. Santana and three others in the infamous Central Park jogger case. Dean Kerry Abrams welcomes the panelists to Duke Law and Professor Brandon Garrett interviews Mr. Salaam and Mr. Santana about their experiences. A question and answer period follows.

  • Deborah L. Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law at Stanford University, delivers the Brainerd Currie Memorial and Kenan Institute for Ethics Distinguished Lecture, "#MeToo: Why Now? What Next?".

  • Professor Lawrence A. Zelenak's discusses his , Figuring Out the Tax: Congress, Treasury, and the Design of the Early Modern Income Tax, which traces the history of our income tax system through stories of the remarkable personalities who shaped it.

    Professor Richard L. Schmalbeck provides introductory remarks.

    Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • Joseph Blocher and Darrell A.H. Miller discuss their book, "The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller". This title is the first comprehensive post-Heller account of the history, theory, and law of one of the Constitution's most recognized - and perhaps most misunderstood rights: the right to keep and bear arms. Senior Associate Dean Margaret H. Lemos leads the conversation.

    Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • Jerome H. Reichman, Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law, discussed his book "Governing Digitally Integrated Genetic Resources, Data, and Literature: Global Intellectual Property Strategies for a Redesigned Microbial Research Commons." (Cambridge 2016). James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law, provided introductory remarks.

    Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • Jessica Litman, the John F. Nickoll Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, delivered the 2018 David L. Lange Lecture in Intellectual Property, "Before and After the Copyright Wars." Prof. Litman is the author of "Digital Copyright," which traces the history of lobbying that led to the passage in 1998 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

  • Jack L. Goldsmith, the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University, delivers the annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture on "The Failure of Internet Freedom." Goldsmith makes the case that the pursuit of internet regulation policies encouraging individual flourishing, technological innovation, and economic prosperity in the United States have had disastrous consequences abroad and domestically, where a relatively unregulated internet is being used for ill, to a point that threatens basic American institutions.

  • Professor Barak D. Richman, Edgar P. and Elizabeth C.

  • The final round of this year's Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. Zack Ezor and Meredith Compton (for Petitioner) and Zach Ferguson and Will Sowers (for Respondent) argue Int'l Union of Operating Eng'rs Local 139 v. Schimel.

    The Honorable Pamela Harris, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Amul Roger Thapar, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Srikanth Srinivasan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit presided.

    Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board.

  • Professor Matthew Adler discusses his new Oxford Handbook co-edited with Marc Fleurbaey of Princeton University. The Handbook represents a definitive guide to research on individual well-being and on the existing and emerging tools for evaluating public policy in light of well-being. Contributions from internationally renowned economists and philosophers explore different methodologies for policymaking, from standard approaches such as cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and gross domestic product (GDP), to newer tools from emerging fields of research such as happiness studies.

  • Congressman Dave Trott '85 (R-MI) discusses his careers in law, business, and politics with Dean David F. Levi.

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean.

  • Former Chair of the Duke University Board of Trustees, David Rubenstein A.B.’70 joins Dean David F. Levi for a peer to peer conversation reflecting on the value of philanthropy and opportunities for continued growth and excellence at Duke University and the Law School.

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean.

  • Duke University President Vincent E. Price and Duke Law Dean David F. Levi sit down for a conversation as part of Duke Law's 2017 Leadership Weekend.

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean.

  • Professors Jamie Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins discuss their newest book, Theft! A History of Music. The graphic novel lays out a 2000-year long history of musical borrowing from Plato to rap, an epic battle between creativity and control.

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    Sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Goodson Law Library.

  • Professor Laurence Helfer and co-author Karen J. Alter discuss their new book, "Transplanting International Courts: Law & Politics of the Andean Tribunal of Justice," which provides a deep, systematic investigation of the most active and successful transplant of the European Court of Justice.

    Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice on the Supreme Court of Israel, delivers the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Battles of Reproductive Technologies: Comparative Tales." The lecture addresses landmark cases on controversies in the area of IVF law, using examples and models from several jurisdictions, thus exploring the potential contribution of comparative analysis to this area of law.

  • The spring Faculty Author Event celebrated a new book by co-authors Larry Helfer, Molly Land, Ruth Okediji and Jerome Reichman, "The World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty: Facilitating Access to Books for Print Disabled Individuals." The Marrakesh Treaty is a watershed new agreement situated at the intersection of intellectual property and human rights law. The Treaty creates mandatory exceptions to copyright to expand the availability of books and cultural materials in accessible formats to individuals with visual disabilities.

  • William W. Fisher, the WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Faculty Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, delivered the annual David L. Lange Lecture in Intellectual Property Law (formerly named the Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property Law). Professor Fisher is the author of four books, including Promises to Keep: Technology, Law and the Future of Entertainment (Stanford University Press 2004), as well as numerous other publications on intellectual property law and American legal history.